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13-Jan-2018 Logan Barber does Aussie new hardest trad crack.
Australian climber Logan Barber has established the hardest pure crack climb in Australia, Japanese Deep Freeze (31/5.13d), at Mt. Buffalo, Victoria.

The short, power-endurance line, which has remained an open project since the 1990s, involves a shallow, flaring 0.75 granite crack on overhanging terrain and challenging gear placements.

After their successful ascents of Shark Hunt, Barber and Vertrees shifted their attention to Japanese ... [ More ]
26-Oct-2017 New Nose record 2:19:44

http://www.elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-102117-new-nose-record ... [ More ]
3-Sep-2017 Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
Information from UKClimbing.com
NEWSFLASH: Adam Ondra climbs ... [ More ]

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23/06/2018
to 24/06/2018
Black Ians Rocks
Location: Black Ians
Leader: Rhys Boyar
Details: Black Ians Rocks is in the Black Range in The Grampians. It has a well deserved reputation for superb crack climbing in the intermediate grades, as well as a range of other styles of climbing. The crag now also has a number of mostly harder sport routes. Black Ians is also a perfect winter crag, with most of the routes catching any available sunshine. But be prepared for a bruised ego while learning to climb cracks! Learning to crack climb can open up a whole new world of inspiring climbing linesthat will take you up some of the best rock in the world. Not only that, a nice hand jam on a climb can give you a well-earned rest whilst others flounder and get pumped. All levels of climbing experience are welcome, but Beginner numbers may be limited depending on the numbers of experienced climbers on the trip. Prior crack climbing experience is not essential - Black Ians is a great place to learn. The sandstone at Black Ians is no where near as unforgiving as at Buffalo or Mt Alexander. Please contact Rhys Boyar, the Trip Leader, prior to the trip for more information. Photos: A sample of an fist jam at Black Ians and Rhys Boyar, the Trip Leader. [ More ]
28/06/2018-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (June)
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. For 2018 these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. We will be climbing on Thursday the 14th and 28th June. These Club Nights are relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick. Gravity Worx sets new routes very regularly, so it is an excellent venue for training your onsighting skills too. Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these VCC Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb. For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members. Beginners are most welcome. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on a Green 25 at Gravity Worx last year. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 http://www.gravityworx.com.au/ [ More ]
30/06/2018
to 05/07/2018
Learn2Lead Course #3: New Dates
Location: Mt Arapiles/Djurite
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The third Learn2Lead Course for 2018 has been rescheduled. The course will now run at Mt Arapiles/Djurite from the end of June until early July. It will run from Saturday 30th June - Thursday 5th July, 2018. These new dates also fall in the Victorian School Holidays. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:30 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on any Learn2Lead Course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's trad rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]
30/06/2018
to 01/07/2018
End of the Month @ Araps/Djurite - June
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Ben Wright
Details: Cooler weather means great friction what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin June? Enjoy the sun on the Watchtower slabs or on the sunny side of Mitre Rock. Get up (reasonably) early and catch the warming rays on the nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Maybe explore some new areas in The Northern Group. Note the date change since the original posting. We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Ben Wright,to register your interest. These EOM@Araps/Djurite trips are intended for all levels of climbers, however Beginner spaces will be limited by the number of experienced leaders who come along. It is recommended that Beginners contact the Trip Leader as soon as possible. All intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there. Photos: Trip Leader Ben Wright and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
14/07/2018
to 15/07/2018
Mountain Weekend July - VCC MTN 1
Location: Victorian High Country
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: It's never too early to start mountaineering ... except if there's no snow ?however our statistics junkie figured out that this is the first weekend with guaranteed natural cover. Join Matt, Petey and Philipp in this endeavourto find the little pockets of mountaineering adventures in Australia. We'll try to tackle some steep snow and ice in the beautiful Victorian backcountry. Depending on weather conditions and how we fancy a long drive, there are a number of locations where we might end up. These include: Bogong South Face The Bluff North Face Mt Buller West Ridge Mt Feathertop Avalanche Ridge. The general schedule will be the same: Camping at the base of the mountain on Friday night >> walk, climb and play on Saturday, establish camp Saturday night >> more playtime and return to Melbourne on Sunday. This trip is only suitable for advanced climbers which means you own an ice-axe or preferably ice-tools, some crampons and a climbing helmet and know how to use them. On top of that you have to be a VCC member and be known to the trip leaders. Adequate skill and fitness levels are necessary. These are firm club requirements. We kindly ask everyone who signs up to commit 100%, since places are extremely limited. Trip Leaders: Matt Scattergood, Petey Mason and Philipp Hammes Contact Philipp, the Trip Leader, to secure your place or to get more information about mountaineering in the VCC. [ More ]


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